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How To Be Brave

by Louise Beech

Thriller and Suspense

How To Be Brave Synopsis

All the stories died that morning ... until we found the one we'd always known.

When nine-year-old Rose is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Natalie must use her imagination to keep her daughter alive. They begin dreaming about and seeing a man in a brown suit who feels hauntingly familiar, a man who has something for them. Through the magic of storytelling, Natalie and Rose are transported to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, to a lifeboat, where an ancestor survived for fifty days before being rescued.

A simply unforgettable debut that celebrates the power of words, the redemptive energy of a mother's love ... and what it really means to be brave. 

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How To Be Brave Press Reviews

'It's a gentle book, full of emotion and it's similar in tone to The Book Thief, a book that Rose reads with a torch under the bedclothes.' The Irish Times

'Moving, engrossing and richly drawn, this is storytelling in its purest form ... mesmerising' Amanda Jennings

`An amazing story of hope and survival ... a love letter to the power of books and stories' Nick Quantrill

`Two family stories of loss and redemption intertwine in a painfully beautiful narrative. This book grabbed me right around my heart and didn't let go' Cassandra Parkin

'Louise Beech is a natural born storyteller and this is a wonderful story' Russ Litten

`Beautifully written, intelligent and moving, this book will stay with you long after you reach the end' Ruth Dugdall

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ISBN: 9781910633199
Publication date: 17/09/2015
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910633199
Publication date: 17th September 2015
Author: Louise Beech
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 380 pages
Genres: Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Louise Beech

Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose debut novel How To Be Brave was a Guardian Readers’ Choice for 2015. The sequel, The Mountain in My Shoe, was shortlisted for Not the Booker Prize. Maria in the Moon was compared to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, and widely reviewed. All three books have been number one on Kindle, Audible and Kobo in USA/UK/AU. She regularly writes travel pieces for the Hull Daily Mail, where she was a columnist for ten years. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, ...

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